30+ Date Night Restaurants

Date Night

Do you need a date night? If you are anything like us you opted to stay home away from the crowds on Valentine’s Day. Here are lots of great ideas from other local parents for a special dinner date. These restaurants are some of the best in Northeast Wisconsin.

Here is a tip from our readers:
“We like to do “Apps and Taps” pick 4-6 restaurants and get an appetizer and cocktail at each place.”

Wildflower Pizzeria, Appleton


  • Wildflower Pizzeria
    555 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton
    (920) 815-3038
  • Carmella’s
    “Authentic Italian Cuisine”
    716 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton
    (920) 882-4044
  • Rye
    “Artisan cocktail created with homemade simple syrups. Refined comfort food menu served in a stylish urban / rustic setting.”
    “… great for cocktails and the food is delish.”
    308 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 380-4745
  • Cena
    “Bistro-style restaurant and bar offering fine food.”
    125 E College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 830-7820
  • Mark’s East Side
    “German-American cuisine & spirits in a warm, casual space.”
    1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton
    (920) 733-3600
  • Vince Lombardi’s Steak House
    “Lombardi’s for dessert”
    333 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 380-9390
  • Victoria’s Italian Cuisine
    “Victoria’s dinner for 2! I love Italian and there’s is the best! Plus $50 gets you an appetizer to share, a bottle of wine, 2 salads, 2 soups, bread basket, 2 pasta entrees, and 2 desserts! It’s so delicious and TONS of food…we end up with left overs for days!”
    503 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 730-9595
  • Basil’s
    “Phenomenal food and amazing service.”
    “Vietnamese & Thai comfort classics, plus appetizers & vegan options.”
    1513 N Richmond St, Appleton,
    (920) 830-6741
  • Fratellos
    “Great views, great service, our go to place for date night.”
    “Casual riverfront restaurant & bar serving seafood, steak & pasta in a renovated former power plant.”
    501 W Water St, Appleton
    (920) 993-9087
  • Melting Pot
    “Melting pot for dessert and drinks. No need to do the whole shebang.“
    “Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping & cooking.”
    2295 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 739-3533
  • Stone Cellar
    “American fare & microbrews”
    1004 S Olde Oneida St., Appleton
    (920) 731-3322
  • Panioteca
    “Traditional American, Latin American, and Caribbean Cuisine”
    2025 N Richmond St, Appleton
    (920) 734-5077
  • Koreana Restaurant
    201 W Northland Ave, Appleton
    (920) 733-3205
  • Houdini’s Escape Gastropub
    1216 S Oneida St, Appleton
    (920) 574-2616
  • Il Angolo Resto-Bar
    “Mediterranean cuisine”
    527 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 993-8811


  • Ground Round
    “Family-friendly chain eatery with a broad American menu, a variety of cocktails & a relaxed setting.”
    1010 Cameron Way, Neenah
    (920) 725-1010
  • Zacatecas Mexican Grill & Tequila Lounge
    “Mexican steaks, seafood & street food creatively plated in an elegantly rustic interior.”
    145 W Wisconsin Ave #4, Neenah
    (920) 722-7116
  • Cannova’s Pizzeria
    “Italian eatery”
    113 Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
    (920) 886-0325
  • Cy’s Asian Bistro
    “Asian Food”
    208 W Wisconsin Ave, Neenah
    (920) 969-9549


  • Gardina’s Wine Bar and Café
    “A globally influenced menu”
    448 N Main St, Oshkosh
    (920) 231-3516
  • Becket’s
    “Serene riverfront spot featuring patio seating, American fare, lots of beers on tap & live jazz.”
    2 Jackson St, Oshkosh
    (920) 230-3333
  • The Roxy
    “Lounge & supper club serving classic steak & seafood fare plus cocktails in a relaxed setting.”
    571 N Main St, Oshkosh
    (920) 231-1980
  • Manila Resto
    “Eclectic & modern bar/eatery serving sushi & Japanese-style grilled dishes along with Filipino fare.”
    107 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh
    (920) 230-1082


  • Island Sushi
    “Japanese food, sushi and seafood”
    N162 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly
    (920) 993-2222


  • Black Otter Supper Club
    “Steaks & Fried Seafood, Family owned since 1970s”
    503 S Nash St, Hortonville
    (920) 779-6975

Green Bay

  • Vintage Cantina
    “Tacos and margaritas.”
    “Owned by the same people as Salt.”
    119 S Washington St., Green Bay
  • Republic Chophouse
    “Stylish chophouse with steaks, seafood & wine plus a lounge for signature cocktails & small plates.”
    218 N Adams St, Green Bay
    (920) 430-7900


  • Chives Restaurant
    “American Classics”
    1749 Riverside Dr, Suamico
    (920) 434-6441
  • Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge
    “Trendy, modern restaurant featuring brick-oven pizza, refined New American dishes, cocktails & wine.”
    13201 Velp Ave, Suamico
    (920) 544-9379

De Pere

  • Salt
    “Modern Comfort Food”
    401 Main Ave, De Pere
    (920) 336-4100
  • Bleu
    “Bleu is a new restaurant by Chives Restaurant.”
    2200 Dickinson Rd, De Pere
    (920) 347-5000
  • Bonsai Sushi and Asian Cuisine
    116 S Broadway, De Pere
    (920) 339-8862

Multiple Locations

  • HuHot Mongolian Grill
    3456 W College Ave, Appleton
    (920) 257-2555
    2621 S Oneida St, Green Bay, WI 54304
    (920) 405-8888
    2059 Witzel Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54904
    (920) 237-5555

Other Fun Date Night Ideas

  • Escape Room
    “Different Themed Escape Rooms. Player is locked inside a room and must explore his or her surroundings in order to escape.”
    2701 N Oneida St, Appleton
    (920) 731-2583
  • Badger Sports Park
    Arcade games, mini golf, go karts, escape rooms and more.
    3600 E Evergreen Dr, Appleton, WI
    (920) 830-6900
  • Player 2 Arcade Bar
    215 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
    (920) 815-3556
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Amanda Chavez
As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!


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